Found in the storm drain

The Catholic diocese in Boston, Mass is conducting a Litterletter writing campaign complaining about an upcoming vote about Gay Marriage within the Commonwealth’s legislature.

“Marriage is a fundamental social institution,” the letter says. “Its definition and meaning are critical concerns for all in society. Because it involves issues of utmost social importance, extending far beyond questions strictly legal, the marriage debate should not be reserved only to lawyers and lawmakers. Every citizen has a stake in the outcome, because every citizen has a stake in the well-being of the family.”

What a completely idiotic sentence. Let me do the same thing by saying this:

“Marriage is a fundamental social institution,” the letter says. “Its definition and meaning are critical concerns for all in society. Because it involves issues of utmost social importance, extending far beyond questions strictly religious, the marriage debate should not be reserved only to priests and arch-bishops. Every citizen has a stake in the outcome, because every citizen has a stake in the well-being of the family.”

Christians and Catholics are far too arrogant in this country these days. Imposing their religious tenants to the point of expecting the public citizen to assume the Church has a monopoly in that areas if interest has, well it’s become the norm for them. It would be boring to complain about how the Christian Church has routinely ignored their own accusations of child molestation and their active involvment in obstructing justice for those cases brought to trial by making their pedophilic-priests magically disappear. Heterosexual couples can still get married by the Justice of the Peace, and if I’m not mistaken, the cruise ship’s captain can still conduct weddings and marry couples. Will these marriages have to be aboloshed along with gay marriage before these homophobic religious leaders will be happy?

The term “marriage” carries not only legal, but also social, medical and economic connotations within our society. Yet the Church gobbles up the entire issue as being something exclusively theirs and complains if anybody messes with it. So, if the fine State of Massachusetts fiddles with the term as it applies towards same-sex marriage, all of a sudden the Church is imposing themselves into areas that they don’t belong.

The Boston Catholic Clergy fumbles the ball again by playing a game with words:

The bishops say that by sanctioning same-sex weddings, the state has taken away the rights of children by “redefining marriage in a way that is indifferent to the absence of mother or father.” The letter asks that lawmakers approve the proposed ban so that Massachusetts voters can decide the issue in November 2008.

Huh?! So if you re-read it a dozen times, you might being to realize that their letter-writing campaign is just another bag full of hypocritical bull-crap.

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